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RICHARD SYLVESTER

(Minnesota & Worcester 1956) (3 April 1933 - 24 November 2020)

RICHARD SYLVESTER

After leading his final Russian study groups, Dick retired in 1995 to work on his two volumes of poetic analysis, Tchaikovsky’s Complete Songs (2002) and Rachmaninoff’s Complete Songs (2014), both of which were also translated into Russian.

These two books were published in the Indiana University Press “Russian Music Studies” series. Dick was thrilled when concert organizers asked to use his translations in vocal programs at Carnegie Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival.